The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has been urged to uphold professional ethics in the discharge of its responsibilities to sustain the confidence of Nigerians.
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State made the statement on Monday at a meeting with the leadership of the Commission in the Government House, Uyo, the state’s capital.
Governor Emmanuel, however, expressed confidence in the integrity of members of the Commission.
He also stressed that the members were selected on merit, noting that it would be impossible to use the Commission for witch-hunting.
Governor Emmanuel then used the occasion to further stress his administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability, which he said was key to his industrialisation policy in the state.
The Governor, nonetheless, decried the attitude of some individuals, whom he said were involved in writing frivolous petitions rooted in mischief.
Leader of the team and Secretary, south-south zone of ICPC, Mr Elvis Oglafa, said that the Commission was at the Government House to intimate Governor Emmanuel of the sensitisation program in the state which he said was aimed at taking the anti corruption campaign to the grassroots.
The event was attended by members of the State Executive Council.